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First Financial Bankshares Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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First Financial Bankshares President, CEO, and Director; Chairman F. Scott Dueser
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  1. "Horrible working experience, this company does not care for their employees."

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    Former Employee - Teller in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Teller in San Angelo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get great insurances working for this company.

    Cons

    Supervisors can treat you however they like and human resources will do nothing about it. Not a good working enviroment.

    Advice to Management

    Probably need to hire a different set of managers who care for their employees.


  2. "Teller II"

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    Former Employee - Teller II in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Teller II in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I would say that the benefits are decent. Easy & repetitive.

    Cons

    Very political environment, senior management spends a lot of time at the golf course but then expects the employees to over work, complains about giving overtime, brown nosing or sucking up to the boss IS the culture for this company. Unless you are a white male, do not expect to have any growth potential here.
    "Do as I say, not as I do" culture. They stress that this is a small community bank, when it really is just another corporate bank buying up small banks. HR takes days to call or email you back. Make sure you read and re-read your employee handbook.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees for the work they do for the company, not what they can actually do for you personally.

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and great coworkers

    Cons

    Very long work days. Salaried employees always work far more than the 40 hours a week. Some goals were very unrealistic.


  4. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People generally nice
    Good insurance
    For the most part people are kind-hearted and helpful

    Cons

    Incredibly low salaries
    Little room for advancement
    Antiquated technology
    Very cliquey

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas
    Do a salary survey & pay all people what they are worth - not just a select few at the top
    Lighten up


  5. "Great co-workers, but low pay, not enough people, and too many managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Other employees that are not management are great to work with. Great benefits and retirement. State of the art technology.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, Buying a bank they cut employee retirement and pay raises to afford it (unfair bad practice). Management cuts the departments down to small size and expects tons of work to be done with understaffed areas. Management will not listen to staff with recommendations and will do what they think is right with no experience in the field. When something needs to be replaced, or upgraded, they refuse to use the budget we requested to get it and will utilize it on something else. Poor Pay. Poor raises 1-2% increases or less if buying a bank.
    Bad decisions on management. Bringing in FIS company to assist Desktop and it was one of the worse decisions the bank has done. Terrible support from that group.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and less management.
    They hire these managers they supposedly have experience, but you can tell they don't.


  6. "Culture at the top is changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong financial performance
    Profit sharing and ESOP
    Some really good people/coworkers

    Cons

    Pay is below market if you have been a long-term employee
    Top executives believe they are the only reason the company performs so well
    Top executives will hire from outside before promoting from within

    Advice to Management

    Check your egos and trust your people
    You are losing the loyalty once enjoyed because your people don't trust you anymore


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Job went from good to worse with change in management."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Regular workday hours with little required overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management is biased towards male employees. Communication from top down is terrible

  8. "Pretty decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different areas, sometimes too much. :)

    Cons

    Not enough resources, low salary by any standard (even adjusted for location), virtually no room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Get competitive with salaries, lower cost of insurance. Health insurance is almost 750/month!


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Financial Bankshares full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented group of individuals that work for the company. You can get exposure to banking when you apply at an entry level position. There are lots of lines of business this bank offers so you have lots of options when it comes to your career path.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was skewed. Many long hours and at times. Be prepared to make sacrifices. For those that are able to stick it out and have a college education, you'll be satisfied with the results. It generally takes about 2-3 years to move up so make sure you're mentally prepared to give up 2-3 years of your life for this bank.

    Advice to Management

    There is a big emphasis on Accounting at this bank. However, I've found that many talented individuals are passed over by not having a formal Accounting background.


  10. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice ppl Fast pace Convenient

    Cons

    Poor pay Wait to promote


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